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PNS Daily Newscast - August 13, 2020 


Minutes after Biden selected Harris as VP, she throws first punch at Trump; teachers raise their hands with safety concerns.


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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris made their first public appearance and running mates. President Trump called Georgia's Marjorie Taylor Greene a GOP "star," despite her support for baseless conspiracy theory QAnon.

Public News Service - OH: Livable Wages/Working Families

In 2019, Ohio remains 28,000 jobs below employment levels in early 2000. (monkeybusiness/Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An annual examination of the health of Ohio's workforce reveals that for the most part, workers aren't faring as well as they should be. According to the "State of Working Ohio 2019" report, median hourly wages are up about $1.50 an hour since 2011, when adjusted for inflati

Nearly 220,000 people in the Greater Cleveland area live in poverty. A new survey confirms many have to choose between buying food or paying for utilities, transportation or housing. (Adobe Stock)

CLEVELAND – More than half of Cleveland residents living at or below the poverty line say they can't get enough hours at work, or aren't making enough money to buy food and pay for transportation, child care and doctor visits, according to a new survey. Cleveland remains one of the poorest c

Ohio ranks 14th-worst nationally for its gender pay gap. (ink drop/Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Procter & Gamble called on the U.S. Soccer Federation to be "the strength on the right side of history" in the fight for equal pay. Some policy groups are encouraging the Ohio-based company to act on its own advice. P&G announced a $529,000 donation to the U.S. Women's Soccer

Some 100 million acres of current land used to grow our food will be available to be transferred to the next generation of farmers. (Travis Wise/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Accessing land is one of the biggest hurdles for farmers who are just starting out, and a new bill in Ohio aims to help. An estimated 100 million acres of current land used to grow our food is expected to be up for grabs in coming years as the current generation of farmers i

Women on average earn about 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. (@andreyyalansky/Twenty20.com)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Monday was April Fool's Day, but an observance today is no joke to working women in Ohio and across the U.S. April 2 marks Equal Pay Day, the date on the calendar representing how far into 2019 a woman has to work to earn the equivalent of a man's wages in 2018. According to

In Ohio, only 43 rental units are available and affordable for every 100 households considered extremely low-income. (cocoparisienne/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Housing is a foundation for living, and a new report suggests it's an unstable foundation for hundreds of thousands of Ohioans. "The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Rental Homes" by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, finds that 67 percent of the state's extremely low-i

An estimated 27,000 professional social workers in Ohio assist those in need. (rawpixel/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Those who provide comfort and protection for Ohioans in crisis say they need more support in their efforts. March is National Professional Social Work Month, and in Ohio there are more than 27,000 social workers providing assistance in schools, hospitals, mental health facil

Some policy experts say some Ohio's minimum wage earners struggle to cover the cost of living. (@opkirilka/Twenty20)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio's minimum wage workers are earning 25 cents more per hour this year than last, but some lawmakers and policy analysts contend $8.55 an hour still isn’t enough. A 2006 ballot measure set Ohio's minimum hourly wage at $6.85 and indexed it to inflation. But Michael

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